Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Samford- Scholarship Winners

My husband and I are here at IGHR (Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research) for it’s last year at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama before it moves next year to the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens, Georgia. We are having a great time despite it being super hot and humid.. I am taking Course 9- Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries and Government documents. Rich is taking Course 3- Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis.

IGHR Announced the 2016 scholarship winners in this morning’s daily bulletin.

Jo Ellen McKillop Dickie won the Jean Thomason Scholarship.
Jo Ellen is a Reference Librarian at the The Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois. She started doing genealogy about twenty years ago when she started working at the Newberry Library working with the Pullman Company Archives.
The scholarship is named for and in honor of Jean Thomason, who directed the Institute from 1997 to 2007. The scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition, is awarded annually and is open to anyone currently employed at a library.
There is also the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Scholarship.

The winner is a former librarian with Syracuse University Law Library. She has been doing genealogy since a high school assignment got her started a little over thirty years ago.

The scholarship is named for and in honor of Birdie Monk Holsclaw who for many years attended IGHR and was also a frequent IGHR lecturer. It also covers the cost of tuition. For more on Birdie and the scholarship, visit http://www.cocouncil.org/awards.html

Congratulations to the winners!

Oh, wait who won that second scholarship? I haven’t been able to officially say anything about it since December-- but yes that awardee is the one behind this keyboard. Congratulations to my fellow winner, it’s an honor to be with you!

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